Fairhope High School

Summary:

Fairhope High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Fairhope, Alabama, part of the Baldwin County School District, which is ranked 34th out of 134 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating. With a student population of 1,629, Fairhope High School consistently ranks among the top high schools in Alabama, maintaining a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for most of the past decade.

Fairhope High School's academic performance is exceptional, with test scores that significantly outperform the Baldwin County and Alabama state averages across all subject areas. In 2022-2023, the school's 11th-grade proficiency rates were 53.61% in Mathematics, 63.66% in Science, and 69.87% in English, compared to the state averages of 24.39%, 32.89%, and 30.52%, respectively. The school's performance is particularly strong for female, male, Hispanic, and White student subgroups, ranking among the top 10-25 high schools in Alabama. However, the school's performance for African American and Special Education students lags behind, suggesting a need to address potential achievement gaps.

Compared to nearby schools, such as Foley High School, Robertsdale High School, and Daphne High School, Fairhope High School outperforms them in academic performance, test scores, and student group rankings. This highlights the school's strong competitive position within the local education landscape. Additionally, Fairhope High School has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 17.27% to 31% over the past three years, suggesting the school may serve a more affluent student population, which could contribute to its academic success.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 18800 Greeno Rd
       Fairhope, AL  36532


(251) 928-8309

District: Baldwin County

SchoolDigger Rank:
6th of 371 Alabama High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,721 Help


Feeder schools for Fairhope High School:

Elementary:    Fairhope East Elementary
    Fairhope West Elementary
    J Larry Newton School
Middle:    Fairhope Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.1 Help
Number of students:  1,629

Racial breakdown:

White:
78.9%
Hispanic:
7.4%
African American:
6.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31% Help


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Compare Details Fairhope High School ranks better than 98.4% of high schools in Alabama. It also ranks first among 8 ranked high schools in the Baldwin County School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.3. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (78.9%), Hispanic (7.4%), African American (6.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 31% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fairhope High School is 16.1, which is the 4th best among 8 high schools in the Baldwin County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Fairhope High School is $8,721. 6 high schools in the Baldwin County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Fairhope High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Fairhope High School 6th of 371 Alabama public high schools. (See Fairhope High School in the ranking list.)

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Baldwin County:

SchoolDigger ranks Baldwin County 34th of 134 Alabama school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Fairhope High School

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Rank History for all students at Fairhope High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 73.10 57th 357 84.0%
2005 75.45 46th 359 87.2%
2006 77.00 38th 357 89.4%
2007 75.21 66th 358 81.6%
2008 78.21 32nd 359 91.1%
2009 79.55 29th 357 91.9%
2010 82.71 24th 358 93.3%
2011 84.05 14th 360 96.1%
2012 81.58 22nd 358 93.9%
2013 71.81 40th 358 88.8%
2014 98.52 5th 358 98.6%
2015 96.86 11th 353 96.9%
2016 95.73 15th 351 95.7%
2017 97.57 11th 353 96.9%
2018 97.51 9th 356 97.5%
2019 98.54 5th 366 98.6%
2021 94.97 20th 371 94.6%
2022 95.88 16th 367 95.6%
2023 99.30 6th 371 98.4%
See the entire list of Alabama High School Rankings!

Rank History for Multi-racial students at Fairhope High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.36 7th 24 70.8%
2019 83.81 6th 37 83.8%
2021 83.16 8th 43 81.4%
2022 77.88 5th 40 87.5%
2023 90.73 4th 45 91.1%
See the entire list of Best Alabama High Schools for Multi-racial Students!

Rank History for Special Education students at Fairhope High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 48.61 36th 83 56.6%
2018 98.56 3rd 160 98.1%
2019 94.09 7th 171 95.9%
2021 35.98 126th 196 35.7%
2022 28.61 123rd 169 27.2%
2023 81.69 18th 182 90.1%
See the entire list of Best Alabama High Schools for Special Education Students!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Fairhope High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 85.79 23rd 315 92.7%
2018 89.79 28th 349 92.0%
2019 96.86 8th 358 97.8%
2021 86.75 36th 361 90.0%
2022 83.68 42nd 361 88.4%
2023 94.11 15th 349 95.7%
See the entire list of Best Alabama High Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Fairhope High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 96.12 12th 343 96.5%
2018 97.12 8th 347 97.7%
2019 97.38 5th 354 98.6%
2021 94.18 21st 359 94.2%
2022 97.07 13th 367 96.5%
2023 99.00 5th 358 98.6%
See the entire list of Best Alabama High Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Male students at Fairhope High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 97.51 11th 339 96.8%
2018 96.66 12th 350 96.6%
2019 98.51 7th 357 98.0%
2021 93.05 24th 366 93.4%
2022 89.92 34th 366 90.7%
2023 98.92 10th 358 97.2%
See the entire list of Best Alabama High Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for African American students at Fairhope High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 59.77 47th 189 75.1%
2018 81.04 25th 223 88.8%
2019 70.70 43rd 224 80.8%
2021 52.00 73rd 228 68.0%
2022 41.61 109th 222 50.9%
2023 43.06 114th 224 49.1%
See the entire list of Best Alabama High Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Fairhope High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 87.05 10th 93 89.2%
2018 82.00 15th 95 84.2%
2019 95.63 6th 103 94.2%
2021 93.15 12th 113 89.4%
2022 77.68 22nd 114 80.7%
2023 83.11 17th 122 86.1%
See the entire list of Best Alabama High Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Fairhope High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 92.43 18th 230 92.2%
2018 95.67 18th 300 94.0%
2019 97.99 12th 313 96.2%
2021 90.29 26th 319 91.8%
2022 91.34 24th 326 92.6%
2023 98.43 8th 317 97.5%
See the entire list of Best Alabama High Schools for White Students!

Data source: test scores: Alabama State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Data source: Alabama State Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Fairhope High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1994 809 178 1 2 3 n/a n/a 0 993
1995 829 166 0 4 3 n/a n/a 0 1002
1996 829 166 0 4 3 n/a n/a 0 1002
1997 864 156 3 6 2 n/a n/a 0 1031
1998 884 151 8 6 3 n/a n/a 0 1052
1999 922 142 7 9 3 n/a n/a 1 1084
2000 927 141 8 8 0 n/a n/a 1 1085
2001 913 143 10 6 1 n/a n/a 1 1074
2002 950 176 6 8 2 n/a n/a 0 1142
2003 950 176 6 8 2 n/a n/a 0 1142
2004 966 168 3 20 3 n/a n/a 2 1162
2005 970 165 6 20 2 n/a n/a 0 1163
2006 1026 175 9 22 3 n/a n/a 0 1235
2007 1020 172 8 27 2 n/a n/a 1 1230
2008 1072 162 11 24 2 n/a n/a 0 1271
2009 1041 153 17 27 3 n/a n/a 0 1241
2010 1093 158 11 25 5 n/a n/a 1 1293
2011 1162 162 10 19 5 0 0 0 1358
2012 1206 146 10 23 4 0 0 0 1389
2013 1271 144 8 37 9 2 5 0 1476
2014 1261 144 11 40 9 1 5 0 1471
2015 1267 122 13 46 12 1 8 0 1469
2016 1371 140 24 47 9 0 13 0 1604
2017 1374 127 19 87 4 1 45 0 1657
2018 1311 129 13 94 1 0 68 0 1616
2019 1350 139 9 102 2 4 83 0 1689
2020 1353 132 4 105 1 3 94 0 1692
2021 1140 105 7 90 1 0 74 0 1417
2022 1277 113 15 129 1 2 90 0 1627
2023 1286 108 17 120 1 1 96 0 1629

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Fairhope High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 993 52.5 18.9 n/a
1995 1002 54.4 18.4 n/a
1996 1002 54.4 18.4 n/a
1997 1031 57.9 17.8 8.4
1998 1052 60.6 17.4 9.4
1999 1084 60.5 17.9 11.4
2000 1085 65.5 16.6 10.7
2001 1074 67.5 15.9 9.1
2002 1142 67.5 16.9 11.3
2003 1142 67.5 16.9 11.3
2004 1162 74.9 15.5 12.5
2005 1163 73.0 15.9 16
2006 1235 76.0 16.3 19.8
2007 1230 80.0 15.4 19.6
2008 1271 81.3 15.6 21.6
2009 1241 79.2 15.5 20.6
2010 1293 64.4 20.0 25.2
2011 1358 71.6 18.9 26.1
2012 1389 70.9 19.5 24
2013 1476 75.4 19.5 25.9
2014 1471 78.5 18.7 28.6
2015 1469 81.0 18.1 22.5
2016 1604 82.0 19.5 21.8
2017 1657 86.8 19.0 21.8
2018 1616 93.3 17.3 27.2
2019 1689 92.2 18.3 21.4
2020 1692 95.8 17.6 23.5
2021 1417 99.3 14.2 24.1
2022 1627 88.3 18.4 17.3
2023 1629 100.9 16.1 31

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Fairhope High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 993 52.5 18.9 n/a
1995 1002 54.4 18.4 n/a
1996 1002 54.4 18.4 n/a
1997 1031 57.9 17.8 8.4
1998 1052 60.6 17.4 9.4
1999 1084 60.5 17.9 11.4
2000 1085 65.5 16.6 10.7
2001 1074 67.5 15.9 9.1
2002 1142 67.5 16.9 11.3
2003 1142 67.5 16.9 11.3
2004 1162 74.9 15.5 12.5
2005 1163 73.0 15.9 16
2006 1235 76.0 16.3 19.8
2007 1230 80.0 15.4 19.6
2008 1271 81.3 15.6 21.6
2009 1241 79.2 15.5 20.6
2010 1293 64.4 20.0 25.2
2011 1358 71.6 18.9 26.1
2012 1389 70.9 19.5 24
2013 1476 75.4 19.5 25.9
2014 1471 78.5 18.7 28.6
2015 1469 81.0 18.1 22.5
2016 1604 82.0 19.5 21.8
2017 1657 86.8 19.0 21.8
2018 1616 93.3 17.3 27.2
2019 1689 92.2 18.3 21.4
2020 1692 95.8 17.6 23.5
2021 1417 99.3 14.2 24.1
2022 1627 88.3 18.4 17.3
2023 1629 100.9 16.1 31

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Fairhope High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $471 (5.4%) $8,244 (94.5%) $8,721

Data source: Alabama Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Fairhope High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 5th of 366 High schoolsRanks 6th of 371 High schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Mathematics (Fairhope High School)75.248.4
 26.8%
   End of Course Mathematics (Baldwin County)53.834.4
 19.4%
   End of Course Mathematics (Alabama)42.523.6
 19%
End of Course Science (Fairhope High School)74.754.5
 20.2%
   End of Course Science (Baldwin County)52.841.4
 11.4%
   End of Course Science (Alabama)42.631.7
 10.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students16891629
 3.6%
African American139108
 22.3%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian917
 88.9%
Hispanic102120
 17.6%
Pacific Islander41
 75%
White13501286
 4.7%
Two or More Races8396
 15.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients21.4%31%
 9.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairhope High School

Yes! Fairhope High School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 6th of 371 Alabama high schools.

Fairhope High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Fairhope East Elementary
Elementary : Fairhope West Elementary
Elementary : J Larry Newton School
Middle : Fairhope Middle School

Students at Fairhope High School are 79% White, 7% Hispanic, 7% African American, 6% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,629 students attended Fairhope High School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Alabama State Department of Education.

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